"Today, students with disabilities have more postsecondary options than ever before. They need to make knowledgeable decisions about their futures. This timely resource provides critical guidance educators and families need to help students transition into postsecondary education and careers with purposeful success. The authors offer a powerful storehouse of information and suggestions that fills a longstanding vacuum in our professional resources."
—Patricia K. Ralabate, Senior Policy Analyst
National Education Association
"This book fills a noticeable gap in our profession's ability to identify the keys elements, strategies, and resources required for successful transition into postsecondary education."
—Robert N. Ianacone, Former President
International Division on Career Development
"The book is well-written, easy to read, and addresses many facets and avenues for transitioning effectively. A must-have!"
—Jane Williams, Former Professor and Chairperson, Department of Special Education
Help students with disabilities put their goals into action and navigate postsecondary life!
As mandated by federal law, schools must assist students with disabilities in developing appropriate goals and transition plans for life after high school. Written for teachers and student assistance professionals, this comprehensive and practical book focuses on how the planning process can prepare students for the greater independence of postsecondary settings.
Recognizing that students with disabilities have a wide range of needs, this resource discusses the transition requirements of various postsecondary options, including colleges, universities, career and technical training programs, and employment. Developed by highly regarded experts, this authoritative guide includes:
- The most up-to-date information on key legislation that affects transition services and the rights and responsibilities of students and professionals
- Advice for helping students document disabilities, develop self-advocacy skills, and seek accommodations
- Information about postsecondary resources on campus and in the community
- Students' personal stories and a look at the role of family involvement
- An overview of transition considerations for middle school youth
With user-friendly tools such as checklists, case studies, and reflective questions to support the creation of transition plans, educators can help students successfully explore and pursue educational opportunities after high school.